The Senate is set to constitute a committee of the whole to discuss the controversial tax reform bill with the country's economic managers
New housing chief Eduardo del Rosario talks about his plans for the rehabilitation of Marawi City, addressing the housing backlog, and the awarding of houses to Kadamay members
'It's not Sonny's job singly, or it's not his fault at all, that we seem slow. And we are not slow. He's been hearing it,' says Senator Loren Legarda after the President zeroed in on Senator Juan Edgardo Angara
Now, a year later, with all the blood spilled in the streets and poor neighborhoods of suspected drug pushers and addicts, and lately, the imposition of martial law in Mindanao, it is fitting to ask if indeed our beloved country is in the throes of a revolution
But the PNP chief tells senators that impunity will not happen under his watch, amid concerns over Superintendent Marvin Marcos' return to the police force
'Either batutain kayo o 'pag lumaban kayo, ipagbabaril ko kayo,' the President tells Kadamay
Rappler looks at President Duterte's orders, accomplishments, and attacks on critics during his second SONA
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'We will continue to work with our Filipino partners to find a resolution,' the US embassy in Manila says
'I would suggest to the Senate – there are 24 sovereignties in the Senate, you cannot dictate to the senators, that's my experience – to act in accordance with their perception of what is best for the people'
The President jokes that National Democratic Front consultants should have been poisoned when they were served food during meetings in Malacañang
'Change did not happen,' an indigenous peoples' group says
Citing Sri Lank and Myanmar, the ex-Senate president warns that when indebted countries fail to pay loans, China takes over the sites of their investments
(UPDATED) The fund, which will be distributed to families of 101 soldiers and police who died in the Marawi clashes, has been raised by the private sector
House Minority Leader Danilo Suarez's counter-State of the Nation Address is less scathing compared to that of Albay Representative Edcel Lagman
What does the director have to say to critics of his style in directing President Duterte's second State of the Nation Address?
A day after Duterte's SONA, Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu says his department is one with the President 'in his firm desire to rid the country of abusive and irresponsible miners'
The consistency and resoluteness of his acts will earn him more admiration. Filipinos understand and share these philosophies of punishment.
Rappler’s series of investigations documents the drug war as it continues to be fought across the first year of Duterte's presidency
'Do you think you even have the moral values and credible standing, after that garbage of a speech you have unloaded before us and the foreign diplomatic corps?' says Senator Leila de Lima
Vice President Leni Robredo reiterates her stance after President Rodrigo Duterte lashes out against his critics and promises an 'unrelenting' drug war
The former Senate president shares his thoughts live on Rappler
(2ND UPDATE) From passing the National Land Use Act to creating a new disaster response department, here are bills President Rodrigo Duterte wants the 17th Congress to pass
Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol says the President talked about agriculture during the early part of his State of the Nation Address
Legislators wonder why President Rodrigo Duterte, who won the 2016 elections on the promise of change, left out key pledges in his second State of the Nation Address
'His silence is a great disappointment for workers as we were expecting him to announce the release of an executive order prohibiting all forms of contractualization,' says labor coalition Nagkaisa
'I don't see the death penalty being revived under his watch or at least with the present composition of the Senate,' says pro-death penalty Senator Panfilo Lacson
President Rodrigo Duterte orders a nationwide road clearing while he waits for Congress to grant him emergency powers to solve the Metro Manila traffic problem
Rappler compiles the following highlights of President Rodrigo Duterte's second State of the Nation Address
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President Rodrigo Duterte's second SONA ran for about two hours – with a huge chunk of it unscripted
President Rodrigo Duterte calls the University of Oxford, which released a study about social media manipulation, 'a school for the stupid people'
Read the wide range of policy issues that President Rodrigo Duterte covers in both his prepared speech and his off-script comments
President Rodrigo Duterte cites the victories in his administration's infrastructure initiatives during its first year in office
The President tells Senator Angara to 'watch out in the elections' after noticing the legislator did not clap on his request for the passage of the tax reform bill
President Rodrigo Duterte puts some people and institutions on the spot in his SONA 2017
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Protesters by the thousands walked kilometers to Batasan, demanding the change they did not see realized in President Duterte's first year
President Rodrigo Duterte also hails the Alternative Learning System – considered the 'centerpiece' of basic education under his administration
The Philippine President says there are already talks to get the joint development of oil and gas started
'I am not Marcos. I may not be as brilliant as Marcos, but definitely I am more attuned to my values in life,' President Rodrigo Duterte says in a news briefing after his State of the Nation Address
President Rodrigo Duterte reiterates in his SONA that the 'essence' of the death penalty is retribution for the victims of heinous crimes
The entertainment figure and daughter of former president Cory Aquino lists down the points she agrees with in President Rodrigo Duterte's address
President Duterte says he has the final say on whether or not to allow cops and soldiers to be probed by the Commission on Human Rights or the Ombudsman
President Rodrigo Duterte says the money will fund rebuilding efforts in war-torn Marawi, and also in Ormoc City which was struck by a strong earthquake
'No findings of cancer of any kind, cardiac problem or any other malignancy,' says the communist leader
'TRO is the bane of efficiency,' President Rodrigo Duterte says in his State of the Nation Address, where Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno was a guest
Analysts say the SONA was a missed opportunity for the President to lay out policy statements and his administration's development plans